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Pee Wee Herman on Broadway
Feb 25

Glendale, California

Creatures Under Construction

These fascinating characters aren't born—they're built.
Ruins of the St. Francis Dam
Feb 25

Santa Clarita, California

The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Hike the ruins of the dam that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland.
Jack Parsons
Feb 25

Pasadena, California

The Life and Legacy of Jack Parsons

The enigmatic polymath Jack Parsons—explosives expert, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and infamous occultist—died an untimely death caused by a mysterious explosion in his laboratory in Pasadena. 
Mar 4

Lake Hughes, California

Playing With Wolves

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet and play with a pack of hybrid Alaskan Timber Wolves.
New Radiance Corridor
Mar 5

Altadena, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Wind your way though a labyrinth of crypts, hallways filled with stained-glass, and tranquil gardens.
Mar 8

Pico Rivera, California

Behind-The-Scenes at Kater-Crafts Bookbinders

The age-old craft of bookbinding survives in the era of e-books.
A gathering of bollards in Los Angeles
Mar 19

Los Angeles, California

Hunting Bollards in the Wild

What are bollards, and why are they so beautiful?
MacArthur Park, 2001
Mar 19

Los Angeles, California

MacArthur Park

Experience an afternoon of historic architecture, forgotten public art, and hidden history.
Gondolas in Venice Canal, Venice, California
Apr 1

Venice, CA

A Seaside Crawl of Kinetic Art & Antique Amusements

Discover the forgotten beach bohemia of Abbot Kinney.
Circa 1987
Apr 1

Los Angeles, California

A Night on the Battleship

Spend the night on the USS Iowa, the last of the battleships.
Apr 2

Glendale, California

Forest Lawn: Eden on Earth

Spend an afternoon in eternity.
California Quail
Apr 15

Tujunga, California

Investigating Flora and Fauna in a Secret Native Garden

Where creatures and California native plants collide.

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